Lapwing - Northton Machair

Northton, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

Type:Birds - Waders

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The Lapwing is one of the most common Machair waders . Thier switchback spring displays and pee-wit calls are unmistakable spring sights and sounds. During the breeding season they will engage in a distraction display if you are too close to their nest site.

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